##### Excel 2010: Level 4 - Power Users

COURSE OUTLINE:

Description You will use the advanced features of Microsoft Excel 2010 to attain proficiency as an Excel power user. This course is designed for advanced Excel professionals who may work or be interested in the domain of finance, statistics, project analysis, and market analysis including the fields of micro- and macro-economics.

Prerequisites
Excel 2010 knowledge, including how to create, edit, format, and print worksheets that include charts and sorted and filtered data is required. You should also know how to write and edit simple formulas. Completion of Excel 2010: Level 3 or equivalent knowledge recommended.

Learning Objectives
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

• Manipulate data using statistical and lookup functions.
• Analyze data using the data analysis tools in Microsoft Excel 2010.
• Make investment decisions using the financial functions in Excel 2010.
• Examine data using math functions in Excel 2010.
• Manipulate data using text and information functions in Excel.
• Create templates and work with Excel's advanced chart options.
• Manage data in Excel workbooks.

Course Content

LESSON 1: MANIPULATING DATA USING STATISTICAL AND LOOKUP FUNCTIONS

Topic 1A: Forecast GDP Using Statistical Functions
Topic 1B: Evaluate Sales Data Using Statistical Functions
Topic 1C: Analyze Stock Data Using Statistical Functions
Topic 1D: Mine Data Using the Lookup and Reference Functions

LESSON 2: ANALYZING DATA USING DATA ANALYSIS TOOLS

Topic 2A: Analyze Sales Data Using Descriptive Statistics
Topic 2B: Analyze Time Series Data Using Exponential Smoothing
Topic 2C: Analyze Data Using Regression
Topic 2D: Identify the Beta Value of a Security
Topic 2E: Analyze Sector Data Using Correlation and Covariance Matrices
Topic 2F: Optimize a Stock Portfolio Using Solver

LESSON 3: WORKING WITH DATA USING FINANCIAL FUNCTIONS

Topic 3A: Develop an Investment Schedule Using Financial Functions
Topic 3B: Make Investment Decisions Using Financial Functions

LESSON 4: EXAMINING DATA USING MATH FUNCTIONS

Topic 4A: Analyze Sales Data Using Math Functions
Topic 4B: Calculate Stock Returns Using Math Functions
Topic 4C: Aggregate GDP Data Using Math Functions

LESSON 5: MANIPULATING DATA USING TEXT AND INFORMATION FUNCTIONS

Topic 5A: Manipulate Data Using Text Functions
Topic 5B: Validate Data Using Information Functions

LESSON 6: WORKING WITH TEMPLATES AND CHARTS